Cinco de Mayo on Cherokee Street

Since visiting Cherokee Street for the first time, I never would’ve thought that I’d be back for their biggest event of the year – Cinco de Mayo celebration! Thanks to some persuasion from Kara, I ended checking out the festivities last Saturday instead of studying for finals…and I don’t regret that decision one bit. It was lively, crowded, colorful, festive. Come walk through it with me…

Plenty of vendors & food booths were set up along the street. What a feast for the stomach and eyes:

Cinco de Mayo Cherokee Street souvenirs

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March ’15 in Review

march 2015 review recap

If you’ve been following the blog for a while, then you’d know that my big event this month was the spring break California road trip! All of the posts from this trip are listed below, as well as other shenanigans from the month of March.

First, I continued eating my way around St. Louis:

London Tea Room

Pastries Dessert London Tea Room St. Louis

Snapshots: Blueberry Hill

Wagyu Burger Blueberry Hill St. Louis

Then began the epic California road trip:

Gong Xi Fa Cai: Chinese New Year Parade/Chinatown

Chinese New Year Lion Parade San Francisco

First off, San Francisco’s Chinatown!

Down By the Bay: Wandering San Francisco’s Piers

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco California

My Oh My What a Wonderful Day

Making the most out of our last day in SF!

The Most Scenic 17 Miles I’ve Ever Driven

Movin’ on to Monterey

A Charming Little Town: Carmel-by-the-Sea

Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

China Cove Point Lobos State Natural Reserve California

Some of the clearest, most beautiful, blue waters I’ve seen

Between Ocean and Mountains in Garrapata State Park

I. Loved. These. Mountains!

Diverse Landscapes in Andrew Molera State Park

Andrew Molera State Park California

Everything’s Bigger in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park

Admiring McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park

McWay Falls in Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park California

Sunrise and Sunset in Morro Bay

Morro Bay Sunset California

Our Roadside Pit Stops Along Highway 1

Walking Through Little Denmark in California: Solvang

Solvang California

Feelin’ the So-Cal Vibes in Sunny Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara California Sunrise on Beach

36 Hours in Los Angeles

Los Angeles City Lights at Night from Griffith Observatory

Griffith Observatory

Perfect Photo-Op: Colorful Murals in the LA Arts District

LA’s Little Tokyo

Little Tokyo Los Angeles California

Monthly media intake:

Books:

TV/Movies:

  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (OMG I love this show!! It makes me so happy)

Music:

Phewww, hope those were enough posts to keep you busy reading for a while! Now it’s time for me to finish the home stretch (4 more weeks of class, what?!) until I graduate. Thus, I’m trying to make the most of my time left in St. Louis. Any St. Louis locals have suggestions for what to eat/see/do?

Thanks for reading!

A Charming Little Town: Carmel-by-the-Sea

Since the small town Carmel was only 15 minutes away from Monterey, we of course, had to stop by. It’s only 1 square mile – the perfect size to just walk around and explore. However, we learned the hard way that all shops closed at 5 pm (#beachtownproblems), so we were only able to window shop. Looking on the bright side, though, we pretty much got the entire place to ourselves!

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